Fellowships and Opportunities for Graduate Students
Columbia doctoral students can apply for paid fellowship opportunities at the CTL that provide them with sustained professional development experience. Columbia doctoral students can also apply for other paid professional development opportunities, in which they are trained and supported by CTL to offer teaching support services to peers. Priority is given to applicants who have previously participated in CTL institutes or fellowship programs.
Lead Teaching Fellows
The Lead Teaching Fellow (LTF) program is an interdisciplinary professional development initiative for Columbia doctoral students. LTFs receive stipends for producing teaching-related workshops in their home departments, and connecting peers to teaching resources.
Teaching Consultants are paid an hourly rate to provide various teaching development support services for peers across the university. These include teaching observations, microteaching sessions, mid-course reviews, and individual consultations.
Teaching Observation Fellows
Teaching Observation Fellows are Columbia University doctoral students who work closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning and with each other during the academic year to better design, implement, and assess elements of teaching.
Teaching Conference Travel Support
Current Columbia doctoral students are invited to apply for funds to help defray travel and other expenses associated with attending a conference or training focused on teaching practices in higher education.
Teaching Assessment Fellows
The Teaching Assessment Fellowship immerses graduate students in strategies for evaluating the efficacy of teaching. Participants engage in analysis of teaching projects proposed by Columbia faculty and funded by the Office of the Provost.
The CTL is here for graduate students.
The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of support for graduate students in both their current and future teaching responsibilities.